January 21, 2012
Posted in deals

Oldest m43 cameras are on top at Amazon (+ new refurbished Oly cameras)

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I noticed that since weeks the two most sold m43 cameras at Amazon (Click here to see the ranking) are the Olympus E-PL1 ($299) and the Panasonic GF2 ($345). Think three years ago, when we were still dreaming to get on our hands on a compact interchangeable lens camera. And now you can get it for $300! And they are selling more than the new GX1/GF3 or Olympus E-P3/E-PL3/E-Pm1!

Living in Europe I bought a couple of cameras for 170-250 Euro. E-P1 for me, E-P2 for my girlfriend, E-P1 for my girlfriends mother, E-PL1 for my brother, E-P2 for a friend, and another E-P1 for another friend. Most of them I bought at Olympusmarket. And here is the list of current refurbished cameras they offer:
Black E-PL1 with kit lens
Silver E-PL1 with kit lens
White E-P1 with kit lens
Black E-PL1 with double lens kit
Black E-P2 body
Silver E-PL1 with kit lens
Black E-PL1 with kit lens
Black E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Black E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Black E-PL1 with kit lens
Black E-P2 with kit lens
Black E-PL1 with kit lens
Black E-PL1 with double lens kit
Black E-P2 body
Silver E-PL1 with kit lens
Black E-PL1 with kit lens
Black E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Black E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens

And many more are listed!

January 21, 2012
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Olympus OM-D has the fastest AF of all mirrorless cameras.

I got many rumors in the last 24 hours and it’s looks like the new Olympus OM-D will break many “records”. I have been told that it has the fastest AF (autofocus) of all current mirrorless cameras. Even faster than the already amazing Olympus E-P3. What I don’t know yet is how Olympus managed to achieve that increased performance. Could be a new faster readout circuitry or also a result of the new sensor with integrated phase detection pixels like the Fuji F300 (compact camera).

Meanwhile Wellsfargo (Click here) confirmed the OM arrival: “The new OM-D model will be offered in the United States, Europe and some Asian countries as the top model of the company’s digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera series, selling for above 100,000 yen in Japan.The new model resembles the OM-1 film camera and is equipped with high-speed autofocus and image stabilization functionality as well as 16 megapixel resolution.

January 21, 2012
Posted in news

New bunch of rumors coming. Will answer your mails soon.

Good Morning!

I woke up and found 285 unread messages in my mailbox (See image on top)! Some of them are rumors and I hope to be able to post some of them today. Many emails are messages related to my personal post (Click here) I wrote yesterday. I am surprised you liked it, I had a lot of troubles if it would be right to post a personal message or not. But I guess you are really interested in my potatoes and wine project :) I will try to answer every single mail but first I will work on the rumor front.

Rumors: I was worried that with all that hype we might would be disappointed once the REAL camera is out. My “feeling” now is that there is really an imrpovement or evolution coming along the OM release.

Stay tuned!
Your Admin :)

 

January 20, 2012
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) First Olympus OM-D leaked image!

As you all know on February 8th Olympus will announce a new line of Micro Four Thirds cameras with the name “OM-D“.The image above is actually the very first image that shows a detail of the camera. This looks super well built with high quality finishes. I hope to get more details/pictures of the rest soon.

Summary of all rumors:
This will be the first digital camera of the prestigious OM series that this year will become 40 years old. The first film camera was the M-1 (launched in 1972) that was than renamed OM-1 because Leica put some pressure on Olympus to change the name (to not confuse it with the Leica M-series). A couple of days ago Olympus launched an advertising campaign on Amateur Photographer last page (Click here to see it:http://minus.com/mxvrbfbS1#1). As you see the letter “O” and “M” are in bold! After that we discovered that Olympus registered the “OM-D” name at trademark.markify and the german patent institution (Click here). A Hong Kong invitiation from Olympus said the camera will be announced on February 8th. There is also a “coming soon” message on Olympus website.

I am pretty confident that those will be the specs (expect minor changes only):
– Camera has a classic OM design
– It has a magnesium body
– It is weathers sealed
– weight 373 g (body only).
– 16 megapixel sensor optimized for High Dynamic Range
– 200 up to 25.600 ISO
– Built-in electronic viewfinder 1.44 million dots (positioned in the center of the body like the old OM optical viewfinders and same resolution as the external VF-2 viewfinder (Click here to see on Amazon).
– 610.000 pixel OLED tilting 3 inch screen.
– Five-axis image stabilizer in body.
– FAST AF and 3D tracking
– Comes in Black or Silver.
– Price: Around $1.100 in USA or 1.000 Euro in Europe.

As usual follow 43rumors to not miss any OM related news and rumor. You can follow the February 8th Olympus announcement on this website!

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Here are all the past Olympus OM film cameras:
M-1
OM-1
OM-1 MD
OM-1N
OM-2
OM-2N
OM-2S/SP
OM-3
OM-3Ti
OM-4
OM-4T/Ti black and chrome
OM-10
OM-20 (OM-G)
OM-30(OM-F)
OM-40 (OM-PC)
OM-77AF (OM-707)
OM-88 (OM-101)
OM-2000

 

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

January 20, 2012
Posted in Rumors

HOT!!! Wait a couple of minutes. First real Olympus OM leak coming :)

The last post where I asked for better pictures really helped :)

I got the first small piece of an image of the OM camera. Stay tuned. I am preparing the post. need 15-20minutes!

 

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